Monday, July 23, 2012

An unusually large contingent of Democratic candidates for office joined a big crowd Sunday, July 22 at the annual Washington County Democratic Picnic at the Idle Hour Club on Rogers Island in Fort Edward, New York.

Leading the contingent of 2012 candidates was the area's new Democratic Congressman, Bill Owens, who was introduced by New York State Controller Tom DiNapoli.

Thomas DiNapoli speaks to area Democrats

Washington County Chair and State Executive Committee Chair Sheila Comar welcomes picnickers and candidates.

From left to right:  Assembly Candidates Carrie Woerner and Den Tarantino, Supreme Court Candidate  John Silvestri, Rep. Bill Owens, Supreme Court Candidate Mark Blanchfield.

From left to right:  Controller Tom DiNapolo, staffer and former Saratoga Springs City Chair Shawn Thompson, Assembly Candidate Dennis Tarantino and Warren County Chair Lynne Boecher.

Supreme Court Candidate Christine Clark talks with Assembly Candidate Den Tarantino.

Supreme Court Candidates John Silvestri and Mark Blanchfield discuss this year's race.

Washington County now has three Assembly Districts.  Carrie Woerner (above, with supporter) represents the 113th District while Tarantino represents the 114th.

The weather was perfect for a picnic!

Warren County Chair Lynne Boecher (center) talks with Governor Cuomo representative Mark Streb (left).

There was live music throughout the afternoon.

Judge Christine Clark talks with Mark Streb.

Judge Mark Blanchfield talks with former Glens Falls Councilman-At-Large Dick Dudley as former Glens Falls Councilmember and City Chair Margaret Farrell listens.  

Lynne Boecher shows Sheila Comar her great collection of buttons.

Den Tarantino tells a story.  

John Silvestri (right) talks with Queensbury Councilmember John Strough and Chris Strough.

Den Tarantino and Tom DiNapoli.

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